Crazy Lion, Foolish Men

By Scott Molgard From Swaziland, Africa: Gary’s son Tyler kept telling us about the crazy lion (the black maned male lion is the Swazi royal symbol, representing King Mswati III) that was living in an enclosure about a football field away from where we ate. He said if we shake the fence the lion would … Continue reading Crazy Lion, Foolish Men

Summer of Ahavah

By Cliff Rivera “If I am not for myself, who will be for me, and if I am only for myself, what am I, and if not now, when?” -Hillel I’ve been researching the Neo-Monastic movement within Church streams for a season now. I have to have faith in transparent community, like a school of … Continue reading Summer of Ahavah

Lucky $2 Bill, Part II

By Jeff Goins, Editor Continued from Lucky $2 Bill: Introduction: I used to collect coins. About six months ago, I sold my coin collection to make some extra money and to simplify my possessions. I kept a $2 bill as a remembrance of that hobby. Ever since then, I had been carrying the bill around … Continue reading Lucky $2 Bill, Part II

Lucky $2 Bill, Part I

By Jeff Goins, Editor Introduction: About six months ago, I moved to Nashville. I spent all of my savings on a 1990 Buick Century. To make ends meet, I had to get rid of some things. I sold my coin collection. I collected old money for most of my youth, so it was a little … Continue reading Lucky $2 Bill, Part I

All in a Day’s Work

By Stephanie Fisk The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has appointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to announce that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed (Isaiah 61:1) Lying in bed, I reflect back on … Continue reading All in a Day’s Work

Our Neighbor

By Stephanie Fisk Real love hurts. Incarnational ministry is “uncomfortable.” Serving is a lifestyle. So, if loving is serving and living where you are serving is loving – is it always going to hurt and be uncomfortable? Maybe? Maybe not? Does it need to hurt and be uncomfortable to be a sacrifice? Jesus was a … Continue reading Our Neighbor